March 2019

This Day in History… March 1, 1870

Bank Note Series 

US #147 is the first known used Bank Note stamp. Click image to order.

March 1, 1870, is the earliest known use of one of the Bank Note stamps, a long-running set of stamps produced by three different bank note companies.

Less than a year earlier, in March 1869, the Post Office introduced the Pictorial Series.  For the first time in US postal history, our stamps pictured something other than the portraits of national leaders.

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